Probing the UV-Induced Photodissociation of CH$_\text{3}$I and C$_\text{6}$H$_\text{3}$F$_\text{2}$I with Femtosecond Time-Resolved Coulomb Explosion Imaging at FLASH

  title={Probing the UV-Induced Photodissociation of CH\$\_\text\{3\}\$I and C\$\_\text\{6\}\$H\$\_\text\{3\}\$F\$\_\text\{2\}\$I with Femtosecond Time-Resolved Coulomb Explosion Imaging at FLASH},
  author={Kasra Amini and Evgeny Savelyev and Felix Brausse and Nora Berrah and C'edric Bomme and Mark Brouard and Michael Burt and Lauge Christensen and Stefan Dusterer and Benjamin Erk and Hauke Hoppner and Thomas Kierspel and Faruk Kre{\vc}ini{\'c} and Alexandra Lauer and Jason W. L. Lee and M. Muller and Erland Muller and Terence Mullins and Harald Redlin and Nora Schirmel and Jan Th{\o}gersen and Simone Techert and Sven Toleikis and Rolf Treusch and Sebastian Trippel and Anatoli Ulmer and Claire Vallance and Joss Wiese and Per Johnsson and Jochen Kupper and Artem Rudenko and Arnaud Rouz'ee and Henrik Stapelfeldt and Daniel Rolles and Rebecca Boll},
  journal={arXiv: Atomic Physics},
We explore time-resolved Coulomb explosion induced by intense, extreme ultraviolet (XUV) femtosecond pulses from the FLASH free-electron laser as a method to image photo-induced molecular dynamics in two molecules, iodomethane and 2,6-difluoroiodobenzene. At an excitation wavelength of 267\,nm, the dominant reaction pathway in both molecules is neutral dissociation via cleavage of the carbon--iodine bond. This allows investigating the influence of the molecular environment on the absorption of… 
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